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A case with left common carotid artery involvement as large vessel vasculitis after COVID-19 [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. Ahead of Print: ANATOLJFM-59827 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2022.59827

A case with left common carotid artery involvement as large vessel vasculitis after COVID-19

Deniz Esin Tekcan Şanlı
Department of Medical Imaging Techniques, Vocational School of Health Services, Istanbul Rumeli University, Istanbul, Turkey

It is known that there are many other organ involvement in coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) apart from respiratory tract involvement, and the disease may occur in different clinical spectrum in different patients. One of the most important structures affected by the virus is the vascular structures. It creates a tendency to thrombosis, especially by causing damage to the vascular endothelium and activating the coagulation system, and may lead to important complications. It is known that the virus, which especially affects venous and small-scale arterial vessels, also affects medium-sized vessels. However, large-scale arterial vascular involvement is very rare. In this case report, we aimed to present the left common carotid artery vasculitis, together with its appearance and clinical features, in a patient who presented with the complaint of left neck pain at 4 weeks after COVID-19 infection.

Keywords: COVID-19, vasculitis, carotid artery



Corresponding Author: Deniz Esin Tekcan Şanlı, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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